Peanut butter power balls (kid-friendly) recipe

By Lauren Gajdek, CHM Vice President of Communications & Media

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the April 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

If you’re looking for a fun and healthy snack, this peanut butter power balls recipe is for you! It is gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, no-bake, and has a substitution included to make it vegan!


  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/3 bag semisweet chocolate chips
    (substitute 2-3 tbsp of maple syrup to make vegan)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Roll into 1” balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  3. If balls are still sticky, combine equal parts ground flaxseed and brown sugar and roll the balls in the mixture to coat them evenly.
  4. Yields 12-16 balls


Do you have a favorite healthy recipe? We’d like to share it! CHM members may submit their recipes to for consideration in future magazines.

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